The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), has commenced the profiling of areas worst-hit by kidnappers in the territory.
The Director, Development Control, FCTA, Mukhtar Galadima, who led the exercise in Abuja, said the plan was to know the causes of the kidnappings and suggest solutions.
The exercise began with Sagwari Layout Estate, Dutse, in Bwari Area Council, where kidnappers abducted some residents recently.
Galadima, represented by the Deputy Director, Monitoring and Enforcement, Mr Hassan Ogbole, noted that the officials, with support of security personnel, would identify buildings without approval and other illegal activities in the area, blaming the poor planning of the area on the community leaders and some of his personnel.
While he pointed out that the area was surrounded by structures built without the approval of the FCTA development control department, the director further said after profiling the area, the department would recommend necessary measures that would curb the activities of criminals.